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Starr Ockenga collection

Extent:
5.5 Cubic feet (photographic images; files)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1995-2001
Summary:
The Starr Ockenga Collection includes materials generated or compiled by Ockenga for the writing of her books, 'Earth on Her Hands: The American Woman in Her Garden' and 'Eden on Their Minds: American Gardeners with Bold Visions.' Both books feature several individual chapters, each describing a garden owner and their garden.
Scope and Contents Note:
The Starr Ockenga Collection includes photographic images, notes, correspondence, questionnaires, garden plans, planting lists, releases and drafts generated or compiled by Ockenga for the writing and illustrating of her books, 'Earth on Her Hands: The American Woman in Her Garden' and 'Eden on Their Minds: American Gardeners with Bold Visions.' Both books consist of several individual chapters, each describing a garden owner and their garden and featuring a portrait of the garden owner in their garden. The nearly 40 gardens included in the collection are located across the United States. In addition to the hundreds of images published in 'Eden' and 'Earth,' the Ockenga Collection includes thousands of additional images that, together with the research notes and garden descriptions in the books, provide a rich source of documentation. A number of the images show panoramic garden views.
Arrangement Note:
The collection was organized into two major components by Starr Ockenga, representing materials generated for two books she authored and illustrated, 'Earth on Her Hands: The American Woman in Her Garden' and 'Eden on Their Minds: American Gardeners with Bold Visions.' Within each of the two divisions, the garden files and book chapters, garden images, and garden owner portraits are arranged according to specific garden.
Biographical Note:
Starr Ockenga is a writer, photographer, and lecturer. Her photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries and are included in both public and private collections. Her images and writings have appeared in numerous publications including Life, Esquire, Camera, and Horticulture. She is the author of several books including 'Earth on Her Hands: The American Woman in Her Garden,' 'Eden on Their Minds: American Gardeners with Bold Visions,' and 'Amaryllis.' Earth on Her Hands received the American Horticultural Society's Annual Book Award in 1999. Ockenga received her Master's degree in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. She is a former associate professor of photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her studio is located in New York City.
Provenance:
Collection of photographic images and garden files generated by Starr Ockenga during the course of writing and illustrating her books, 'Earth on Her Hands: The American Woman in Her Garden' and 'Eden on Their Minds: American Gardeners with Bold Visions,' donated by Ockenga to the Archives of American Gardens in 2014.
Restrictions:
Access to original material by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Starr Ockenga Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.OCK
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-ock

Wesleyan [University Press] – [Author] Questionnaire

Collection Creator:
Favretti, Rudy J.  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 142
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Rudy J. Favretti Papers.
See more items in:
Rudy J. Favretti collection
Rudy J. Favretti collection / Series 4: Jacob Weidenmann Research and Publication files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-fav-ref1140

Tyler -- Holly Cottage Garden

Architect:
Simons, Shirley  Search this
Provenance:
The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holly Cottage Garden (Tyler, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith County -- Tyler
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheet, garden plan, oral history questionnaire, copy of postcard, and plant list.
General:
Holly Cottage Garden lies in the the historic Azalea District of Tyler. The garden features brick walkways, a sunken garden, and tea house. Hedge areas of Yaupon holly, as well as boxwood, Burford holly and other shrubs lend a classic feel to the garden. The garden designer since 1985 cites the Sissinghurst Garden in southern England, designed by Vita Sackville West, as a source of inspiration for this property.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: D.G. Connally (former owner, 1927-1934); Roger J. Wolfe (former owner, 1934-1942); Claude S. Holley (former owner, 1942-1970); R.B. Powers (former owner, 1970-1976); David Fair (former owner, 1976-1985); Ralph Bryan (architect, 1927); Shirley Simons (architect, 1952); and Dr. Wayne Babin (garden designer, 1985-present).
Related Materials:
Holly Cottage Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Tyler  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX057
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13520

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